I am in the process of changing boats and the replacement vessel is in Western Australia
. I could have done another over-the-top voyage to get the replacement back to the east coast
but have decided to voyage east across the Bight during the new year and cruise
a bit of Tasmania on the way.
Since I have had an ambition to cruise
Tasmania for a few decades now I would like to do a thorough job of it and schedule two summers without the long voyage up and down the NSW coast.
Having discovered the incredible amount of stuff one can fit into a 40' boat, not wanting to just recklessly toss most of it away, and wishing to savour the remorse one always feels when recognising one should not have bought the damned things in the first place I have bought a van to do the transfer from Queensland
to WA with.
Consequent to all the above I would like to stop in Tassie and give it a good going over this summer then find a place to leave the boat for the winter whilst I go back to WA to get the van and flee in it to warmer places for the winter, then go back and pick up the boat next summer to finish the cruise before sailing it north to avoid the 2018 winter.
Anyone have any suggestions re a secure, fairly economic place to leave a boat in Tasmania for the winter?